Visiting any sort of doctor is usually not a relaxing experience unless it’s a chiropractor or a physical therapist and you get a small massage at the end. Visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for patients of ours who experience dental anxiety, have a fear of the dentist, or even find it difficult to sit still for an extended period of time. Fortunately, there is a way to feel relaxed while you are at the dentist. Find out how sedation dentistry in Leesburg can make your visit to Cardinal Park Family Dental a relaxing experience.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
At Cardinal Park Family Dental we offer a service to our patients known as sedation dentistry. Most people are familiar with laughing gas at the dentist, well, that is a form of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a treatment that helps you feel relaxed while you’re at the dentist by using a form of sedation. At our dental office, we offer two different types of sedation dentistry options to choose from. Our dentist is happy to help you choose the best solution to suit your needs.
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
There is a large variety of people who can benefit from using sedation dentistry, not just those who are afraid of the dentist. First, we recommend sedation dentistry for patients who are of course afraid of the dentist or experience any anxiety about coming in. If you find that you avoid visiting the dentist because of this fear and it interrupts your dental health or makes the visit the most stressful part of your day, we want you to visit us with help from sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, you will find that visiting us isn’t so bad and it might even help you overcome your fear or anxiety associated with visiting the dentist.
Other people who can benefit from using sedation dentistry are young children. If your child needs to have a procedure done that isn’t their average dental cleaning, sedation dentistry can be used to help them feel more comfortable and to allow our dentist easier access to their mouth. Sedation dentistry keeps children calm and helps the dentist work faster in their mouth.
We also encourage those who find it difficult to sit still for a long period of time to take advantage of sedation dentistry. Whether you have back pain, a physical or even a mental disorder, sedation dentistry can make your time in the chair comfortable and go by quickly.
What’s Oral Conscious Sedation?
Our first method of sedation dentistry we like to recommend is oral conscious sedation. This is a simple way to feel relaxed during your procedures. To use oral conscious sedation, our dentist will give you a prescription pill to take prior to your appointment. This pill is a sedative in the same family as valium and is designed to keep you awake and conscious but also relaxed. If you choose this method of sedation dentistry, we recommend arranging for someone to drive you to and from your appointment. The effects may wear off after your appointment and will prohibit you from driving or operating machinery.
What’s IV Sedation?
IV sedation is another form of sedation dentistry we use at our Leesburg dental office. IV sedation is done in our office by injecting the sedation medicine into you with a needle. This method is best for patients who want their sedation controlled throughout their procedure. The effects are felt almost immediately and our dentist can give you more during your appointment if they begin wearing off or they are not enough. You should also arrange for a ride home from your appointment when using IV sedation.
What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?
Now that you know about our different sedation dentistry options in Leesburg, it’s time to learn about the many benefits of using sedation dentistry. First, sedation dentistry allows patients to sit through their entire dental procedure while feeling relaxed. This means your procedure will go through with ease instead of you sitting there feeling uncomfortable the entire time. As a result, our dentist can work faster because you don’t have to take breaks or interrupt him with questions or concerns. If you have multiple procedures that need to be done, we can complete all of these during the same appointment with sedation dentistry. Since you will feel so relaxed, we can work for longer periods of time without you needing to take a break.
Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that you will experience less pain. As a result of your relaxation and sedation, you will feel less pain during your procedure. Of course, we will give you medicine to numb you up before your procedure so you don’t feel a thing. Your comfort is our number one concern.
Once you have had multiple appointments using sedation dentistry with us, it’s possible that you begin to overcome your fear of the dentist or dental anxiety because you now know that visiting the dentist can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. In addition, you will begin to see us regularly which will only benefit your dental health. Whatever our Leesburg dentist can do to make your experience at the dentist more enjoyable, please let us know so that your dental health doesn’t have to suffer.
How Do I Get Sedation Dentistry For My Next Appointment?
Now that you know what sedation dentistry is, what the different options at our dental office are, and the benefits of using it, it’s time to experience sedation dentistry for yourself. Give our dental office in Leesburg a call or fill out our online form to request sedation dentistry for your next appointment. Whether you’re due for a dental exam or you have been putting off a certain procedure, any time is a good time to experience sedation dentistry in Leesburg for the first time. Find out just how relaxing visiting the dentist can be.